'A plane pops out of the sky and out pops Santa and some presents'
I just love this. No, it's not the premise for a new Christmas movie or TV special. Nor has Santa retired the reindeer.
It's the story of the Salvos' (Salvation Army) flying Santa, who gives Christmas presents to outback kids in Australia's remote north – from Queensland's Gulf country to Birdsville (near the border with South Australia), more than 800,000 square kilometres by small plane.
It seems the Salvos also have something similar in the Northern Territory and ranging into Western Australia.